Stories tagged with: ODOT

February 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

Crews from the Muskingum County ODOT Garage will be working around the clock to prep roadways for the snow, ice, and rain mix that's expected to hit late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. ODOT Transportation Administrator, Phil Valentine, says shifts are being established and crews are pre-loading their trucks.

"This is gonna be one of those events it could go either way," said Valentine. "We could have high snowfall, ice, and either way it's a bad scenario. We'...

January 31, 2014 - 4:11pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is gearing up for the second round of winter weather.

Transportation Administrator for Muskingum County, Phil Valentine says that he is unsure if the next few days will be filled with snow, rain or ice, but his crews are getting machinery ready to keep county roads salted and as dry as possible.

"Right now we are getting a lot of our trucks serviced. A lot of blades still need to be changed from the last storm that we had, and another...

January 24, 2014 - 11:55am
25 weeks 5 days ago

Ohio Department of Transpiration crews gear up for another set of long hours as snow once again dominates the forecast.

Starting at midnight 16 to 20 crews per shift will take to the roads working to keep traffic moving. The frigid temperatures make fighting this storm different then others.

"If you treat too early in lower temperatures the salt will start melting the snow and then will rapidly refreeze," explained Phil Valentine Transportation Manager for Muskingum...

January 21, 2014 - 5:43am
26 weeks 1 day ago

The snow moving across our area Tuesday morning prompts some counties to issue snow emergencies. 

The following counties are under level one snow emergencies:

  • Perry
  • Muskingum
  • Coshocton
  • Fairfield
  • Guernsey

A level one snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. 

Currently road crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation are working to clear the...

December 16, 2013 - 7:50am
31 weeks 2 days ago

Snow is falling around Southeastern Ohio Monday morning making for a slick commute for students and parents. 

At this time the Ohio Department of Transportation reports moderate snow and ice conditions for Licking, Coshocton, Muskingum and Guernsey Counties. 

Law enforcement officials said they also have reports of cars slipping off the roadways due to the winter conditions.

We also have reports of several school delays. Those can be found by clicking on the...

December 8, 2013 - 1:53pm
32 weeks 3 days ago

Snow is once again falling around Southeastern Ohio Sunday afternoon. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation is already out on the roadways working to clear the roadways for motorists. 

Right now Coshocton County has eight crews out on the roadways working. In Guernsey County there are 14 ODOT crews working. Licking County has 15 crews out on the roadways. Muskingum County has 16 crews working to clear the roads and in Perry County 12 crews are out. 

Please...

December 6, 2013 - 3:12pm
32 weeks 5 days ago

According to the Ohio Department of  Transportation State Route 146 is now open southeast of Zanesville at Three Towers Road.

The road had been closed since September of this year for a roadway improvement project which included the replacement of the Boggs Creek Bridge and realignment work at the intersection of State Route  146 and Three Towers Rd.

ODOT’s contractor for this $1.8 million project is Shelly & Sands Incorporated.

 

December 5, 2013 - 5:23pm
32 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation County Manager, Phil Valentine, says a degree or two in temperature makes all the difference when it comes to winter storms and how bad the roads get. Valentine says ODOT's primary focus is keeping the roads salted and free of ice.

"It looks like we've got a strong possibility of having some sleet so we're preparing our trucks today, going ahead and pre-loading with brine and we're gonna monitor the storm throughout the night and then try to...

November 26, 2013 - 5:29am
34 weeks 1 day ago

Many around southeastern Ohio are waking up to snow.

Currently, the Ohio Department of Transportation  vehicles are on the roadways working to clear the roadways.

According to ODOT 16 of the 24 snow crews are on the roadways this morning. At this time they report .50 inches of snow at their Zanesville garage.

In Coshocton County eight crews are on the roads. They also report .50 inches of snow.

Guernsey County has 13 crews ready to do battle with mother...

November 25, 2013 - 6:51pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area starting at 10 a.m Tuesday, and the Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready.

The Muskingum County Manager of ODOT, Phil Valentine says that they are expecting snow to hit our area and he is bringing in extra help.

"It's looking like it's going to come shortly after midnight tonight, we have crews getting some salt loaded up, plows hooked up and getting prepared to come in at midnight or...

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